High School Sports

Louisburg football coach Kyle Littrell resigns after July domestic battery arrest


The Louisburg school board accepted the resignation of high school football coach Kyle Littrell on Thursday night.

Littrell was arrested on July 26 and later charged with misdemeanor domestic battery, including “rude physical contact with a family member.” He posted $1,500 cash bond.

Littrell was arraigned Thursday afternoon in Miami County District Court. Later Thursday night, the Louisburg school board met in a special executive session, which lasted for nearly an hour. The details of executive sessions are not made public.

When the board returned to regular session, it accepted Littrell’s resignation by a vote of 6-1. That resignation also included Littrell’s duties as assistant track and field coach.

Louisburg High School declined to comment, referring questions to the district office. The superintendent, who also serves as the district’s spokesman, was not immediately available for comment.

Littrell also did not answer phone calls from The Star.

Littrell has been head coach at Louisburg since 2013, and was an assistant there for eight seasons prior. He is also a graduate of the school.

Louisburg begins the football season Sept. 2 at Wyandotte. Jeff Lohse and Gary Griffin will serve as interim co-head coaches, according to the minutes from Thursday’s school board session.

Ashley Scoby: 816-234-4875, @AshleyScoby